The Duke of Edinburgh walked out of hospital this morning following a month under the care of medical staff after initially being admitted with an infection and later undergoing heart surgery.
Prince Philip, 99, the nation’s longest-serving consort, spent 28 nights as a patient in London at King Edward VII’s Hospital and St Bartholomew’s Hospital – his longest ever stay.
He was initially taken by car to King Edward VII’s Hospital in Marylebone on February 16, after telling his doctor he felt unwell.
But two weeks later he was moved to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City of London by ambulance. During Philip’s spell in hospital, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plunged the monarchy into a crisis by accusing a member of the royal family of racism – not the Queen or Philip – and claiming that Meghan Markel received no support with her mental health problems.
The Duke of Edinburgh underwent a successful procedure on a pre-existing heart condition at Bart’s on March 3, just three months before his 100th birthday, before returning to King Edward VII’s Hospital a few days later to recuperate and continue his treatment.
Philip was visited in King Edward VII’s Hospital on February 20 by the Prince of Wales, who made a 200-mile round trip from his Gloucestershire home and stayed for about 30 minutes.